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Decoration from a towel

Russian
18th or early 19th century


Dimensions

Overall: 18.8 x 43.5 cm (7 3/8 x 17 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.183

Medium or Technique

Linen, silk and Wool; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: light neutral linen. Design: rectangle with narrow borders on four sides, enclosing three geometric forms with radiating arms, worked in satin stitch with reddish orange, and little light neutral and black silk (most of the black has disappeared). Inside the border is a narrow band of geometric patterns worked with yellowish green wool. In the outer border are small swastikas and S-forms.

Provenance

From the Collection of Madame N. de Shabelsky

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund